Samsung Announces New Galaxy Tab Designed for Education
Published on: 29th Jan 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Samsung has announced plans to launch a new Galaxy Tab exclusively developed for education which will be available for schools in the USA for the 2014 2015 academic year.
Launching as part of the Google Play for Education program, the classroom-ready, 10.1-inch tablet will offer simple set up and device management, access to curated educational content, and other features to support dynamic, digital teaching and learning.
"The new Galaxy Tab with Google Play for Education integration was created to specifically address the needs of today's schools and support our vision for powering education by empowering educators." said Tod Pike, senior vice president at Samsung's Enterprise Business Division.
Samsung's education-specific Galaxy Tab is designed for integration with Google Play for Education, Google's content store for K-12 schools, which gives teachers access to a wide selection of approved apps, books, and videos.
With a 10.1-inch WXGA display, the new Galaxy Tab for Education will feature the latest version of Android (version 4.4 or Kit Kat), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n support for connectivity, and rear- and front-facing cameras.
The new Galaxy Tab will also include Near Field Communications (NFC) technology, so administrators can quickly and easily set up a classroom of devices with a few taps. Google also provides a web-based management console that will allow schools to easily manage and configure their entire fleet of devices.
Available from April, the new Galaxy Tab for education will be sold through Samsung distribution and channel partners.